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South Asia: Multiple activities planned for International Workers’ Memorial Day

Building Wood Workers’ International (BWI) affiliates in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh have planned a wide range of activities to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day.  Those activities will  include workshops, roadshows, meetings, candlelight vigils, training, press events, seminars, silicosis screening a mega health camp and a human chain.


BMS In Gujarat one-day workshop on occupational health and safety will be held in association with the employer’s association and the Government along with a Road show on construction  workers safety and health issues on 28th April.

CFBWU Workers’ awareness meeting on occupational health and safety followed by a candlelight vigil.

INCWF Commemoration at the Lafarge Holcim plant in Chhattisgarh and 28 April commemoration at selected other cement plants across the country.

CLU Health and Safety Training Workshop for District-level and second line leadership in Patna, Bihar State.

AHBWU Mega Health Camp (focusing on stone quarry and construction workers) including screening for silicosis.

TKTMS Workers rally and press meeting in Dharampuri District, Tamil Nadu. Over 1,000 workers are expected to participate. Victims and affected families shall also share experiences at the press meeting.

MAMU Meeting with Workers on health and safety awareness in East Delhi.


ACEEU Awareness seminar on safety practices and possible hazards at worksites for construction workers in cooperation with selected employers.

PFBWW Occupational health and safety awareness for union members and local union leadership of the Tarbela T4 project.


NAC Unions are planning specific site level actions with  details to follow.


BBWWF Workers’ rally and occupational health and safety awareness in Dhaka (including Metro workers) and the Khulna Districts.

BSBWWF Human chain in front of Dhaka Press Club followed by a press meeting on occupational health and safety.

28 April activities across India

In India, activities are being run in different States

Tamil Nadu: TKTMS will organise a rally followed by a public meeting of construction workers at Vellore District

Gujarat: BMS will run a workshop on health and safety in partnership with the State Construction Welfare Board (Government of Gujarat), Contractors Association, Builders Association (Gujarat chapter) and Real Estate Developers Association at Ahmedabad. The union will also organise a candle light vigil with union members in the evening.

Rajasthan: AHBWU organises a mass meeting of contract workers on OHS at Kota. RPKNMS will run health and safety awareness activities focusing on silicosis, and distribute materials among mine workers engaged in the natural stone sector in Jodhpur.

Delhi: DNMS will hire a vehicle as part of their ‘Rolling rights campaign’, raising awareness on health and safety, distributing materials concerning construction welfare board and union enrolment at 3 construction sites.

Kerala: KKNTC will organise a candle light march with construction workers followed by a Public meeting at Ernakulam